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What makes a dog chew everything. He chews the ears off his toys and the square corner of his cage bed. He is three years old and a pom. He loves playing with any toys but seems to chew when he is tired, sleepy or not getting my full attention.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

He is hyper, very sweet. His name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Prince?

No, I purchased him from my veterinarian's friend, about three months ago.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. Welcome to JustAnswer! I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Prince.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Chewing and destroying toys is a very natural behavior for dogs. The drive to chew and shred is ingrained in them from their ancestry as wild dogs.

For many pet dogs chewing/shredding is a way let out their extra energy or pass the time while board. It is also a form of play.

I recommend making sure that your dog is supervised when chewing on toys so that he does not ingest any of the material.

There is an entire line of toys made to encourage dogs to play and chew in a healthy way. You can find these online by searching for "Busy Buddy" toys.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

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